Marion girl scouts gathered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church to modify 24 blankets they plan to donate to Marion Community Christmas in order to help people and earn the Bronze Award.
“The Bronze Award is the highest award Junior Girl Scouts can get at this age,” troop leader Brenda Soyez said.
Soyez, along with other troop leaders Sherry Soyez, Shawna Hake, and Trudy Slifer and volunteers Brandi Williams, Audrey McLinden, and Alice Richmond all helped the scouts modify the blankets.
“We put a piece of tape down the edge of the fabric to serve as cutting line,” Soyez said. “We also straightened the blankets.”
Scouts listened to music while they scored the edges of the blankets and tied the strands into double knot tassels.
“The girls earned the money for the fabric by selling $36.50 worth of nuts and candy over the last three weeks,” Soyez said. “Twenty percent of that amount went to buy the fabric.”
The blankets had many assorted colors and patterns including sports themes such as basketballs and volleyballs, and animal patterns such as cheetah markings and a cartoon monkey.